Coodes Solicitors has expanded its teams across Cornwall by appointing six new lawyers in the last two months. These latest appointments bring to 32 the total number of new recruits to the South West law firm during 2019.
Coodes has made a number of strategic external appointments in addition to promoting existing members of its teams. The new lawyers are now in post in Coodes’ Residential Property, Commercial Disputes, Commercial Property, Family, and in the Wills, Probate and Trusts teams. They are based across the firm’s network of offices from Penzance in the west to Liskeard in the east.
Megan Eaton and Ivelina Marinova have increased capacity in Coodes’ Commercial Disputes team to help meet growing demand from businesses. Megan has joined as a trainee, having recently completed her LPC (Legal Practice Course). She is a paralegal with particular knowledge and expertise on intellectual property. Formerly a legal secretary at Coodes, Ivelina has been promoted to Paralegal, primarily supporting the Employment and Commercial Disputes teams.
Chartered Legal Executive Helen Redington is the newest member of the firm’s growing Commercial Property team and has experience predominately in new development setups and plot sales but also in advising small businesses on a wide range of commercial property matters. Her legal career started at Coodes in 2013 where she worked as an office assistant before qualifying and gaining experience at local firms.
Poppy Phipps is a key addition to Coodes’ Family team, which also has a specialism in mental health work. Poppy advises those who are detained or sectioned under the Mental Health Act. She has expertise in Court of Protection work for people who lack capacity to make their own decisions and is one of a small number of accredited specialists on The Law Society’s Mental Health panel.
Alan Gates has joined the Wills, Probate and Trusts team, bringing 17 years’ experience. A Chartered Legal Executive, Alan is a full member of STEP, the global professional body that sets the standard for lawyers, accountants and financial advisors who help families plan for their futures. He is also an accredited member of Solicitors for the Elderly and a Dementia Friend.
Teresa Scoular is the latest member of the Residential Property team, bringing 30 years of conveyancing experience. Over the last three decades, she has built up experience of property sales and purchases, including handling matters relating to freehold, leasehold, registered and unregistered titles.
Peter Lamble, Chairman of Coodes, said: “We are delighted to welcome these new lawyers to our teams, enhancing our offering to businesses and individuals across the South West and beyond.
“2019 has been a very busy year for Coodes and we are expanding our teams to respond to growing demand for our expertise. It is fantastic to finish off the year by welcoming six excellent new lawyers to the firm.”